This is my final posting of favourites from 2015. It was a good year for watching owls. I saw both barn owl and short-eared owls flying in daylight but my only tawny owl shot isn't worth sharing. Long-eared and little owls are on my wish list for 2016.
I saw more yellowhammers than ever before. This one was at Branton in Northumberland.
Then a couple of LBJs (little brown jobs) - reed warbler and reed bunting.
And a little white job, a leucistic chaffinch.
Next a few fish-eaters from Gosforth Park.
This is the most endangered bird in Newcastle - a kittiwake. There is a proposal to put up netting to stop the birds nesting on the Tyne Bridge, which would be a tragedy. You can lodge an objection through a link here.
And finally a few favourites from the Farne Islands.
So, not a bad year. I'm looking forward to better photos and new species in 2016.